Research shows that up to 90% of medical appointments are for stress-related conditions. Excessive maladaptive responses to daily stressors – such as meeting work deadlines and battling traffic – significantly increase risks of developing chronic physical and psychological health conditions. However, research also shows that by responding adaptively to stressors, we can enhance physical and psychological health and resiliency while even reducing cell toxicity.
Developed at the Benson-Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, PART teaches participants how to develop a personalized self-care routine to mitigate stress, cultivate a positive outlook, and enhance quality of life. We’ll explore a variety of research-backed techniques to elicit the relaxation response, including those rooted in yoga, mindfulness, and positive psychology.
You’ll learn how to recognize your personal response to stress, how to adapt to challenging emotions and thought patterns, and how to harness creativity, humor, and gratitude to promote positivity. Each week, you’ll learn new de-stressing techniques, so you’ll soon be able to de-stress anytime and anywhere.
By the end of the course, you’ll have a better understanding of your own body’s and mind’s tendencies so you can make your body and mind work with you, rather than against you, to help achieve your personal goals and enhance your physical and psychological wellbeing.
(Tuition includes price of workbook)
Nick Suchecki is a researcher, musician, and educator, having earned degrees from Berklee College of Music and New England Conservatory. Currently, Nick is pursuing a PhD in Educational Studies at Lesley University, focusing on the intersection of ecopsychology, music therapy, and mind-body medicine. Additionally, Nick recently completed a mind-body teaching certification at the Benson-Henry Institute for Mind-Body Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital. As a jazz saxophonist, Nick has performed at the Newport Folk Festival and International Blues Challenge, as well as alongside Martha Reeves, Ronnie Spector, Dave Holland, Funktapuss, and the Cape Symphony. Nick has a passion to combine research and practice from seemingly unrelated fields to create new programs aimed at cultivating physical and psychological wellness for all.